I happened to notice tucked away at the bottom of page 23 (The Argus, April 2) that city councillors have voted themselves into a new pension scheme.

As one of their employers, I take great exception to this because I was not consulted.

On top of a 27 per cent increase in their basic annual allowance this year we, the council tax payers, have to bear the cost of a pension for them that almost certainly will be of the final salary type that most commercial concerns have abandoned due to the costs involved.

All these great things for the councillors are particularly tough to accept for pensioners who are lucky if they get a two to three per cent increase in their pension.

I consider this to be totally unacceptable and the sooner we get rid of this Labour council the better.

-Derrick Cockman, Brighton